|Viriditas, a reading in retreat : teaching holistic spirituality through symbols found in the writings of Hildegard of Bingen - Christianson, Regina.|
The author proposes a, “Reading in Retreat,” a three day retreat based on one of Hildegard‟s most holistic symbols- viriditas, greenness, the effective presence and working of the Holy Spirit in creation and in our spiritual lives.8Viriditas belongs to a group of symbols (a symbol cluster) that evoke wholeness and salvation. The retreat explores the symbol itself, how Hildegard uses this symbol, and how it supports a healthy spirituality...
Keywords: Hildegard; Saint; 1098-1179; Spiritual life; Spiritual formation
|The crown and the veil : the use and meaning of the symbol virginity in three sermons by Hildegard of Bingen - Christianson, Regina|
Hildegard of Bingen, famous in her lifetime as a prophet and composer of music, poetry, and books, left a collection of sermons which she had given to her nuns. The purpose of this paper is to locate these sermons within the culture in which they were performed, to examine how Hildegard uses symbols in the composing of these sermons, and speculate on how this knowledge might help preachers effectively and ethically evangelize...
Keywords: Hildegard, Saint, 1098-1179